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Today's News

  • Jury finds man not guilty of drug charges

    A Taylor County jury found a Campbellsville man not guilty of drug and other charges last week.

    Nathaniel "Nate" Lee Cubit, 27, of Greenhill Drive faced a jury and Taylor Circuit Court Judge Doughlas M. George on Tuesday, May 27.

    Cubit was indicted in August 2007 along with Efrain Granados Duncan, 31, of Sharon Street in Campbellsville on charges of first-degree selling cocaine, a second offense for Cubit and Duncan, and being first-degree persistent felony offenders.

    Duncan was accused of selling cocaine to another person and initially receiving the drugs from Cubit.

  • Teacher is this year's Agriculture Person of the Year

    William Wallace Evans has spent nearly three decades teaching high school students the value of agriculture.

    Originally from Marion County, Evans attended the University of Kentucky and, after graduating, moved to Campbellsville to teach at Taylor County High School.

    Evans met his wife, Patty, a marketing teacher at TCHS, when he first began teaching at TCHS. They have two children, Rachael and Samuel.

  • TCHS graduation
  • City's budget statement projects good times ahead

    Has anybody been thinking what we've been thinking, that they'd like to have the Mayor and the City Council's help balancing our budgets?

    In a time when making ends meet seems like the struggle of a lifetime, the City approved a budget that, among other things, includes a 5 percent pay increase for all full-time employees.

    Before someone accuses us of eating "sour grapes" let it be known that the CKNJ Editorial Board holds no animosity for our fine City workers. We believe a financially strong municipality sends a good message to its constituents.

  • CHS releases its honor roll

    Campbellsville High School has released its honor roll for the fourth nine-week grading period. Students listed follow.

    Freshmen

    All A's - Melanie Elaine Brockman and Cory Scott Hoosier.

    A's and B's - Ashley Michelle Bates, Matthew Chase Bottoms, Zachary Patrick Bowen, Joseph Lewis Butler, James Matthew Christie, Cameron Mitchell Dial, Anna Kathryn Haley, Taylor Chase Levi, Aaron Blake Parker, Jordan Rashaun Percell and Joseph Jaqil Taylor.

    Sophomores

  • Man charged in sealed indictment

    A Campbellsville man has been charged with drug and other crimes in indictments recently unsealed by a Taylor Circuit Court judge.

    A grand jury may seal an indictment if there is a possibility that the accused will try to evade police.

    Shannon Bryant, 34, of 297 Eagle Point or Ray Street was charged in two separate indictments on charges of theft by unlawful taking more than $300, second-degree selling anabolic steroid and two counts of being a second-degree persistent felony offender.

  • Public record for June 2

    Small Claims Filed

    08-S-036, filed 4/25/08; R&C Quick Cash of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Donald Newton of Old Lebanon Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on cash advance, $470.60 and $91 in court costs.

    08-S-037, filed 4/25/08; R&C Quick Cash of East Broadway in Campbellsville v. Steve Thomas of Poe Young Road in Campbellsville. Plaintiff alleges defendant owes on cash advance, $352.94 and $91 in court costs.

  • CU School of Nursing hosts pinning ceremony for first 22 graduates

    Linda Waggener

    Campbellsville University

    The School of Nursing at Campbellsville University hosted its first pinning ceremony on May 8 for 22 students who made up the first class in history to graduate from the new CU school.

    The traditional pinning ceremony took place in the Ransdell Chapel prior to awarding each of them the associate degree in nursing at the Saturday, May 10 commencement.

  • Campbellsville man injured in Green County crash

    A Campbellsville man was among three people injured in a single-vehicle crash just south of Greensburg on Wednesday.

    According to a Kentucky State Police report, James Cox, 18, of Campbellsville was traveling north on KY 61 in a 2001 Chevy truck when his vehicle hydroplaned. Cox lost control, left the road and struck a tree. The crash occurred at 7:10 a.m.

    Cox and his passengers, Breanna Johnson, 14, and Megan Johnson, 17, both of Greensburg, were treated and released at Jane Todd Crawford Hospital.

    Kentucky State Police Trooper Bill Gregory investigated.

  • Local students at Transylvania named to dean's list

    Transylvania University sophomores Brooke Bell and Chad Bruce have been named to the dean's list for the 2008 winter term.

    To be named to the dean's list, a student must achieve at least a 3.5 grade point average during the term.

    Bell, a political science major, is the daughter of Randall and Sharon Bell of Campbellsville.

    Bruce is the son of Michael and Karen Bruce of Campbellsville.